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Want to Watch British Television in Oz?

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 20/05/2017

Want to watch British TV in Australia?

Flip TV offers a great value BBC package which includes BBC First, BBC Knowledge, UKTV, Cbeebies and BBC World News for just $9.95 a month.

Right now when you sign up to the BBC pack, you’ll also get access to 4 great Box Music channels completely free!

See British TV packages here

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• Integrated 7-day TV guide
• Live Stream Football from the NSW and Victorian National Premier League
• 35+ Integrated Free to Air channels
• 10+ News and Entertainment Apps including YouTube, Euronews and the Weather Channel.

Who is Flip TV?

Flip TV is a leading IPTV company based and operating in Australia, delivering worldwide content via the internet direct to your TV for seamless and reliable viewing of your favourite overseas shows.

We deliver English, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Greek, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Chilean and South American communities with access to the world of television connecting them to their culture back home, fast and effectively.

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How can I get Flip TV or just want to find out more?

You can sign up with Flip TV online here: or by calling our friendly sales and customer service team on 1300 354 788.

Australia Migration Forums and Flip TV

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India suggests trade negotiations could be affected by 457 visa changes

Posted in: Migration Issues by Rob on 03/05/2017

India’s Prime Minister has used a telephone call with the Australian PM to voice his reservations about the Government’s decision to abolish the 457 visa next year.

India was upset by the Government’s announcement last month that it was replacing the 457 visa for temporary skilled workers with two new visas.

In its place will be a two-year visa and a more specialised one for four years “targeted at higher skills”.

Mr Turnbull said the changes were “in the national interest”.

Indian nationals account for a quarter of 457 visa holders, the most of any nationality.

India had hinted the move to replace it could affect trade negotiations, which the two countries had only just pledged to revive during Mr Turnbull’s recent India visit.

Now, according to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Mr Modi himself has “expressed concern” to Mr Turnbull about the possible impact of visa changes.

In response to the Government’s changes, India’s Ministry of External Affairs issued a terse statement, saying that it was “examining the consequences” of the new policy, adding that it would look at the matter “in the context” of trade negotiations.

Elsewhere, one Indian migration agent is warning the changes will harm Australia’s longer-term ability to attract both skilled workers and students with an eye to their futures.

Anisha Gupta is a migration agent, and yesterday her phone ran hot.

“I’m receiving a lot of calls from the applicants, as well as the people who have already applied for the visa — how will that affect them?” she said.
Current visa holders will not be affected by the changes, which will see the introduction of two new temporary skills visas — a two-year visa and a more specialised one for four years “targeted at higher skills”.

Ms Gupta warns changing the visa system will likely hurt Australian universities’ efforts to attract Indian students, especially those seeking degrees in the 200 professions the Government is removing from the list of those eligible for skilled worker visas.

That would affect the students if they think their occupations are out of the list, so they might choose another country which has a more favourable immigration policy for them,” she said.

Applying for a Parent Visa for Australia?

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 02/05/2017

Thinking of Moving to Australia on a Parent Visa to be reunited with your family?
Join the Parent Visa Discussion on our forum at
With nearly 13,000 posts on the topic and hundreds of active members, it’s a great chance to network with other people applying for the Parent Visa of Contributory Parent Visas.

Emigrating to South Australia?

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 01/05/2017

Are you considering a move to Adelaide, South Australia or maybe you’re already part way through the migration journey or are an expat now living down under in the Festival State? If so, why noy join our Adelaide migration and expat social network.
The website has been online since 2006 and has helped thousands of members make the move. Free help and support is always on hand (often from registered migration agents) to help you with the Visa Process and make your dream of moving down under a reality. Get your questions answered on where’s the best place to live, which are the best schools, what’s the job situation like, how do I exchange money? In fact ask anything at all, out members will be happy to help.

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